Standard Historical Last Updated: Sep 07, 2017
ASTM E2779-10

Standard Test Method for Determining Particulate Matter Emissions from Pellet Heaters

Significance and Use

This test method is used for determining average emission rates and average emission factors for pellet heaters.

The emission factor is useful for determining emission performance during product development.

The emission factor is useful for the air quality regulatory community for determining compliance with emission performance limits.

The emission rate may be useful for the air quality regulatory community for determining impacts on air quality from pellet heaters.

The reporting units are grams of particulate per hour and grams of particulate per kilogram of dry fuel.

Appropriate reporting units for comparing emissions from all types of solid fuel fired appliances: g/kg.

Appropriate reporting units for predicting atmospheric emission impacts: g/h or g/MJ.


1.1 This test method covers the fueling and operating protocol for determining particulate matter emissions from fires in pellet or other granular or particulate biomass burning room heaters and fireplace inserts.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.12
Developed by Subcommittee: E06.54
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/E2779-10
ICS Code: 97.100.30